Wreck-It Ralph: It Sure Must Be Nice, Being the Good Guy

The movie involves the arcade being some kind of video game society, where characters from each game are free to wander from one game to another through a mainframe. The catch is, if they get killed outside their game they die for real. Also, if they fail to show up for work, the arcade owners will assume the game is on the fritz, it will be marked "out of order" and you run the risk of being permanently unplugged, leaving them homeless.

Ralph (voiced by John Reilly) is a character in a video game called "Fix It Felix Jr. where everybody takes him for granted, doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix (McBrayer), who fixes everything Ralph wrecks with the help of a magic hammer. Ralph has spent so many years watching the residents of the building reward Felix for his work while he has to go sleep in the dump on a bed of bricks every night that he has grown to resent his role in the world. He has been the bad guy so long that he has recoil from it.

Desperate enough to be redefined in the eyes of others and got tired of playing the role of a bad guy, he takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. Ralph journeys to Game Central Station, the gateway to every game in the store and hops to a 'Starship Trooper'-like game called Hero's Duty and eventually lands up in another one called Sugar Rush. His object of attention is a medal he 'wins' in the former game and sort of - loses - in the latter.

The highlight of the film revolves around Ralph's relationship with that game's glitch, Vanellope, a bratty little girl voiced by an often grating Sarah Silverman, who wants nothing more than to win a race and gain her people's respect. Vanellope was being blackballed from the game's races by its bubbly despot, King Candy (Alan TudykBoth) who happens to be the selfish, jealous game player Turbo who was so obsessed with being the best racer that he abandoned his game in order to become the best racer in other, more popular games like "Sugar Rush".

The film is remarkable in that it takes you on a multi-generational gaming trip, while keeping true to its real story - a hero's dilemma - having to choose between doing the so-called right thing and keeping true to your friends. It was indeed a very good animated movie with a fantastic unique story. It was one of the outstanding animation films that take a moral standpoint.